Greater responsibilities have been thrust at companies and their executive committees through various corporate governance initiatives. This environment has heightened the demand for qualified and educated members to sit on company boards, requiring written committee charters and increased responsibility over the company’s financial reporting. This page provides you with various committee charters to help successfully apply these corporate governance requirements. These are also are intended to provide examples of the language and structure of various committee charters.
Audit Committee Charter
This sample charter outlines the purpose, composition, meeting procedures, responsibilities and duties, and annual performance evaluation requirements of the audit committee.
Audit Committee Charter: Pre-Approval of Audit and Non-Audit Services
This charter outlines audit committee roles and responsibilities, particularly focusing on the pre-approval of services.
Board of Directors Authorization Charter
This sample charter determines the objective, authority, communications/reporting and responsibilities of the board of directors.
Business Continuity Program Charter
This charter establishes a business continuity steering committee and a business continuity plan project team to prepare and maintain an enterprise business continuity program.
Compensation Committee Charter
This charter outlines the purpose, membership procedures, and authorities and responsibilities of the compensation committee, which establishes policies for the compensation of a company’s officers.
Corporate Audit Department Charter
This sample charter outlines the mission statement, objectives, responsibilities and services of the corporate audit department of a company.
Disclosure Committee Charter
The disclosure committee assures that information required to be disclosed by a company is properly recorded, processed, summarized and reported to senior management.
Emergency Executive Committee Charter
The emergency executive committee plans for and responds to emergency, crisis or catastrophic events that directly affect an organization's financial objectives and corporate plans, strategies and actions. This sample charter provides an example of the language and structure of an emergency executive committee charter.
HR and Compensation Committee Charter
This charter outlines the purpose, membership and meeting procedures; retention and delegation authorities; and duties and responsibilities of the HR and compensation committee.
Internal Audit Charter Guidelines
This sample provides guidelines for creating an internal audit charter.
IT Change Advisory Board Charter
This charter establishes the IT Change Advisory Board and outlines its scope, key roles and responsibilities, activity sequence, and meeting objectives.
Management Development and Compensation Committee Charter
The purpose of the management development and compensation committee is to carry out the board of directors’ overall responsibility relating to executive compensation. This charter provides an example of its structure, authority and responsibilities.
Nominating and Governance Committee Charter
This charter outlines the purpose, membership procedures, meeting procedures, and roles and responsibilities of the nominating and governance committee.
Project Management Charter Template
This template provides guidelines for creating a project charter, including the scope, objectives, schedule and cost projection.
Quality Assurance Function Charter
This charter describes the purpose, responsibilities and authority of a distinct quality assurance function that reports directly to the audit committee.
Risk Management Oversight Committee Charter
This risk management committee charter outlines the committee’s various responsibilities to monitor an organization’s risk environment.